Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and a fellow at The Nation Institute. A 2014 Izzy Award winner, he has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa, and his pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation and regularly at TomDispatch. Turse's New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam received a 2014 American Book Award.
Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?
Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years.
The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.
If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.
The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today."
Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.
The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.
The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.
That’s over 60 percent of the nations on the planet.
Coalition forces sometimes pay compensation to civilian victims and survivors of the suffering we have inflicted—but ISAF keeps no comprehensive records, and the US military denies all responsibility.